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Issues in complementary and alternative medicine

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Why are so many people now turning to complementary and alternative medicine and why do approaches to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) raise such controversy? This free course, Issues in complementary and alternative medicine, explores the following three key areas: 'Why people use complementary and alternative medicine', 'Critical issues in the therapeutic relationship' and 'Ethics in complementary and alternative medicine'.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

By the end of this free course you should be able to:

  • understand the diversity of values associated with the use and provision of complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) and explore some of the legal and ethical issues associated with CAM use;
  • reflect upon and critically evaluate personal and lived experiences of health in relation to CAM;
  • relate ethics and values to your own personal situation and to that of others within a given case study or scenario;
  • analyse some of the theoretical and professional rationales relating to allopathic and complementary health modalities.

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